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Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' (Yarrow 'Pretty Belinda')
Achillea 'Pretty Belinda' (Yarrow 'Pretty Belinda'): Bright pink, flat flowerheads over ferny green foliage. Shorter than most other Achilleas at about 50cm. Best in full sun, light soil.
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' (Yarrow 'Red Velvet')
Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' (Yarrow 'Red Velvet'): Superb ruby red flowers over ferny green foliage. Doesn't fade with age. In flower late June to Sept. Height to 60cm.
Anthemis tinctoria 'Lemon Ice' (Dyer's chamomile 'Lemon Ice')
Anthemis tinctoria 'Lemon Ice' (Dyer's chamomile 'Lemon Ice'): Creamy daisy flowers with a deep yellow centre. Ferny greyish green foliage. Excellent in sunny, dryish spots. Up to 45cm
Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' (Dyer's chamomile 'Sauce Hollandaise')
Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' (Dyer's chamomile 'Sauce Hollandaise'): Lemon daisy flowers with a deep yellow centre. Excellent in sunny, dryish spots. Doesn't like wet soils. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Armeria maritima 'Splendens' (Thrift 'Splendens')
Armeria maritima 'Splendens' (Thrift 'Splendens'): Cushion-forming with linear dark green leaves, bright carmine pink flowerheads. Max Height 25cm. Flowers May to June. Full sun. Hardy.
Astilbe 'Cappuccino' (PBR)
Astilbe 'Cappuccino' (PBR): Large, upright panicles of creamy white flowers in summer over contrasting dark bronze ferny foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Astilbe 'Montgomery'
Astilbe 'Montgomery': Large, upright panicles of cherry red flowers in summer over dark green ferny foliage. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Astrantia 'Buckland' (Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort 'Buckland')
Astrantia 'Buckland' (Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort 'Buckland'): Palest pink pincushion flowers over a long season in summer. Larger flowers than most and good strong foliage. Up to 50cm. Hardy.
Astrantia major 'Roma' (PBR) (Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort 'Roma)
Astrantia major 'Roma' (PBR) (Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort 'Roma): A fine pink Astrantias with very long lasting pink flowerheads. Easy to grow in any spot that's not too dry. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth' (Korean Bellflower)
Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth' (Korean Bellflower): Upright stems with dark pink drooping large bells. Can be vigorous on good soil. May need some support. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 70cm.
Catananche caerulea (Cupid's dart)
Catananche caerulea (Cupid's dart): Masses of papery lavender blue flowers held on wiry stems all summer. Seed heads turn silver in late summer. Good dried flower. Up to 60cm.
Catananche caerulea 'Alba' (Cupid's Dart (White))
Catananche caerulea 'Alba' (Cupid's Dart (White)): Papery white flowers above slender grey-green foliage. Flower heads retains attractive form through winter. To 60cm. Hardy
Catananche caerulea 'Major' (Cupid's dart 'Major')
Catananche caerulea 'Major' (Cupid's dart 'Major'): Masses of papery blue flowers held on wiry stems all summer. Seed heads turn silver in late summer.
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy')
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy'): Beautiful maroon-purple flowers over felty silvery-green foliage.
Centaurea montana 'Carnea' (Perennial cornflower 'Carnea')
Centaurea montana 'Carnea' (Perennial cornflower 'Carnea'): A lovely soft pink form of the perennial cornflower. Mounds of silvery soft green foliage. Prefers a sunny spot and good drainage. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Centaurea montana 'Parham' (Perennial cornflower 'Parham')
Centaurea montana 'Parham' (Perennial cornflower 'Parham'): Large lavender purple fluffy flowers over silvery-green foliage. To 40cm. Hardy
Centaurea montana 'Violetta (Perennial cornflower 'Violetta')
Centaurea montana 'Violetta (Perennial cornflower 'Violetta'): Large purple cornflower-like flowers over grey-green foliage. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Up to 40cm. Hardy.
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian)
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian): White panicles of white flowers in mid-late summer. Very easy, self-seeds. Perennial and hardy. To 60cm.
Centranthus ruber var. coccineus (Valerian dark red)
Centranthus ruber var. coccineus (Valerian dark red): Panicles of dark-red flowers in mid-summer, loved especially by butterflies. Classic cottage garden plant. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
Dianthus carthusianorum (German pink)
Dianthus carthusianorum (German pink): Tall stems ending in clusters of bright pink flowers above mounds of green, grassy foliage. Prefers sunshine. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Dianthus cruentus (Blood pink)
Dianthus cruentus (Blood pink): Deepest red flowers held on airy stems above grassy foliage.
Erigeron 'Dunkelste Aller' (Fleabane 'Darkest of all')
Erigeron 'Dunkelste Aller' (Fleabane 'Darkest of all'): Large purple daisy flowers over a long season in summer. Great in sunny, dry borders. To 30cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Filipendula palmata 'Nana'
Filipendula palmata 'Nana': Shorter form of meadowsweet with heads of frothy pink flowers above dark green divided foliage. Prefers moist well-drained soil. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Geranium 'Anne Thomson' (Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson')
Geranium 'Anne Thomson' (Cranesbill 'Anne Thomson'): Large magenta flowers over bright gold/green foliage. Height to 60cm. Fully hardy.
Geranium 'Jean Armour' (Cranesbill 'Jean Armour')
Geranium 'Jean Armour' (Cranesbill 'Jean Armour'): Pale pink flowers with darker veining held above trailing grey-green divided foliage. Hardy, but prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Up to 45cm.
Geranium 'Nimbus' (Cranesbill 'Nimbus')
Geranium 'Nimbus' (Cranesbill 'Nimbus'): Makes medium sized domes of finely divided foliage smothered in purplish blue flowers in early summer. To 50cm. Hardy
Geranium 'Red Admiral' (Cranesbill 'Red Admiral')
Geranium 'Red Admiral' (Cranesbill 'Red Admiral'): A compact, cultivar with masses of magenta pink flowers and black veining above green deeply divided foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Geranium 'Sirak' (Cranesbill 'Sirak')
Geranium 'Sirak' (Cranesbill 'Sirak'): Large, trumpet shaped glowing pink flowers for a long period from May to August. Fully hardy. Height to 60cm.
Geranium palmatum
Geranium palmatum: Bright pink flowers held on wiry stems above rosettes of evergreen foliage. To 60cm. Frost hardy.
Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' (Meadow cranesbill 'Dark Reiter')
Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' (Meadow cranesbill 'Dark Reiter'): Dark purple/bronze leaves with single purple flowers in mid-summer. To 40cm. Hardy
Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark' (Meadow cranesbill 'Mrs Kendall Clark')
Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark' (Meadow cranesbill 'Mrs Kendall Clark'): Palest purpley/grey flowers, makes a good mound of foliage. Hardy. To 40cm. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'June'
Hosta 'June': A popular cultivar. Glaucous blue green heart-shaped leaves with yellow-green variegation in the leaf centre. Purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Hosta 'Praying Hands'
Hosta 'Praying Hands': Very upright, rippled leaves. Leaves are green, narrowly edged in white and curl up. Lilac flowers in summer. Hardy. Up to 40cm. AGM.
Ligusticum scoticum (Scottish Lovage)
Ligusticum scoticum (Scottish Lovage): Native plant with white umbels above mound of green leaves. Celery like leaves. Up to 60cm. Hardy
Limonium platyphyllum (Broad leaved Statice)
Limonium platyphyllum (Broad leaved Statice): A froth of tiny lavender blue flowers on stiff stems in mid-summer. Likes a dry sunny spot. To 60cm.
Monarda 'Fireball' (PBR) (Bee Balm/Bergamot 'Fireball')
Monarda 'Fireball' (PBR) (Bee Balm/Bergamot 'Fireball'): Whorls of scarlet-red flowers above clumps of lance-like aromatic foliage. Long flowering. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Origanum 'Rosenkuppel' (Oregano 'Rosenkuppel')
Origanum 'Rosenkuppel' (Oregano 'Rosenkuppel'): A lovely cultivar with scented foliage and erect stems with dark pink/purple flowers. Loved by bees and butterflies. Non-edible form. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Penstemon 'Schoenholzeri'
Penstemon 'Schoenholzeri': Brilliant scarlet tubular flowers, slender leaves.
Penstemon 'White Bedder'
Penstemon 'White Bedder': Pure white tubular flowers over semi-evergreen foliage. Frost-hardy perennial. Up to 60cm.
Persicaria amplexicaulis var. pendula
Persicaria amplexicaulis var. pendula: Dark-pink flower spikes which droop rather than stand upright. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Phlomis russeliana (Turkish sage)
Phlomis russeliana (Turkish sage): Whorls of lemon yellow flowers rise above mats of grey-green rough leaves. Hardy. To 50cm.
Polemonium Bressingham Purple = 'Polbress' (Jacob's Ladder 'Bressingham Purple')
Polemonium Bressingham Purple = 'Polbress' (Jacob's Ladder 'Bressingham Purple'): Striking purple foliage topped with purplish blue flowers in early summer. Hardy. To 60cm [Collect Only]
Potentilla 'Esta Ann' (Cinquefoil 'Esta Ann')
Potentilla 'Esta Ann' (Cinquefoil 'Esta Ann'): Vibrant yellow flowers with a red centre held well above a mound of dark green strawberry-like foliage. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott' (Cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott')
Potentilla nepalensis 'Miss Willmott' (Cinquefoil 'Miss Willmott'): Cherry pink flowers with a darker centre above dark green strawberrry-like foliage.
Primula bulleyana (Bulley's primrose)
Primula bulleyana (Bulley's primrose): Upright tall stems of bright orange-yellow flowers from a rosette of green leaves. Likes damp borders. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Primula japonica 'Alba' (Japanese primula 'Alba')
Primula japonica 'Alba' (Japanese primula 'Alba'): Whorls of white flowers on tall stems, rising from a rosette of green leaves. To 60cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Primula japonica 'Apple Blossom' (Japanese primrose 'Apple Blossom')
Primula japonica 'Apple Blossom' (Japanese primrose 'Apple Blossom'): Whorls of pink flowers with a darker pink centre on tall stems rising from a rosette of green leaves. To 60cm. Hardy
Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson' (Japanese primula 'Miller's Crimson')
Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson' (Japanese primula 'Miller's Crimson'): Whorls of dark pink, almost red flowers on tall stems, rising from a rosette of green leaves. To 60cm. Hardy
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' (Balkan Clary 'Ostfriesland')
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' (Balkan Clary 'Ostfriesland'): Masses of upright spikes of purple flowers in mid summer. Easy and trouble free. To 50cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain' (Whorled Clary 'Purple Rain')
Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain' (Whorled Clary 'Purple Rain'): Purple flowers on slightly arching stems above soft, grey-green leaves. Hardy. To 60cm. [Collect Only]
Salvia x sylvestris 'Rose Queen' (Wood sage 'Rose Queen')
Salvia x sylvestris 'Rose Queen' (Wood sage 'Rose Queen'): Bright rose-pink flower spikes over a long season from mid-summer. To 60cm. Hardy
Salvia x sylvestris 'Schneehugel' (Wood Sage 'Schneehugel')
Salvia x sylvestris 'Schneehugel' (Wood Sage 'Schneehugel'): White flower spikes above grey-green leaves. Flower over a long season from mid-summer. Bees love it! Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves' (Scabious 'Clive Greaves')
Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves' (Scabious 'Clive Greaves'): A very good reliable old variety of scabious with large blue frilled flowers over lance-shaped grey-green foliage. Height to 60cm. Hardy.
Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Alba' (Scabious 'Perfecta Alba')
Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta Alba' (Scabious 'Perfecta Alba'): Large pure white frilled flowers over lance-shaped grey-green foliage. Height to 60cm. Hardy.
Stokesia laevis 'Alba' (Stoke's aster)
Stokesia laevis 'Alba' (Stoke's aster): Large fluffy white flowers in mid summer above slender green leaves. Likes a well drained but fertile soil in full sun. Up to 60cm. Hardy
Stokesia laevis 'Blue Star' (Stoke's aster 'Blue Star')
Stokesia laevis 'Blue Star' (Stoke's aster 'Blue Star'): Large fluffy blue flowers in mid-summer, slender green leaves. To 40cm. Hardy
Stokesia laevis 'Purple Parasols' (Stoke's aster 'Purple Parasols')
Stokesia laevis 'Purple Parasols' (Stoke's aster 'Purple Parasols'): Large, fluffy purple flowers over slender grey-green foliage. A lovely plant for sunny, well-drained borders. To 40cm. Hardy.
Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Innocence' (Spider lily 'Innocence')
Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Innocence' (Spider lily 'Innocence'): Three-petalled pure white flowers with purple tinged anthers. Strappy bright green foliage.
Trifolium rubens 'Red Feather' (Ornamental clover 'Red Feather')
Trifolium rubens 'Red Feather' (Ornamental clover 'Red Feather'): Fat spikes of red clover-like flowers above three-lobed foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Trollius x cultorum 'Lemon Queen' (Globeflower 'Lemon Queen')
Trollius x cultorum 'Lemon Queen' (Globeflower 'Lemon Queen'): A clump-forming perennial with glossy deeply divided leaves. Pale yellow flowers in late spring and early summer. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Veronica longifolia 'Melanie White' (Long-leaved speedwell 'Melanie White')
Veronica longifolia 'Melanie White' (Long-leaved speedwell 'Melanie White'): Spikes of pure, clean white flowers, and long slender foliage. Good in sun or part shade. Good as a cut-flower. Hardy. Up to 60cm.